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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-09-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 6,497
Posted By anselwannab
The X100T has the small part of the viewfinder in...

The X100T has the small part of the viewfinder in the lower right corner that has a projection of the AF point, or the center of the pic with the anticipated exposure.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-31-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 49,521
Posted By anselwannab
I wonder of this is the next step- a new emphasis...

I wonder of this is the next step- a new emphasis on ergonomics and interface. There are other sensor techs out there, but to me, the current tech so far outstrips film, that new advances would be...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-30-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 49,521
Posted By anselwannab
I have wanted a slimmer body- I really want...

I have wanted a slimmer body- I really want something as close to a digital CL as we can get. Slimmer body is ok, but if the lens flange stand proud, the max overall depth sounds like it will be the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 54,147
Posted By anselwannab
It's been a crazy year.... :D I think a...

It's been a crazy year.... :D

I think a minimalist CL type is the best bet for an independent third party, and a high-feature model for someone established for someone like Zeiss.

I think Zeiss...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 54,147
Posted By anselwannab
As people have pointed out, this will compete...

As people have pointed out, this will compete with used Leicas, so that market sets their price point. I've never thought the model looked viable in an engineering sense- like it was drawn from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,663
Posted By anselwannab
A 400/4.5 FD mount for my F1 New. Gave my wife a...

A 400/4.5 FD mount for my F1 New. Gave my wife a pass because of upcoming Leica and Fuji announcements coming in January, though I'd probably wait for the monochrom version.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-24-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,259
Posted By anselwannab
You are double dipping. The RX1 series already...

You are double dipping. The RX1 series already has a high cost viewfinder system built in a specialized housing. The FF Sony cams are a far better starting point.




This and used M9 cameras are...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,259
Posted By anselwannab
My point is that as camera phones move up in...

My point is that as camera phones move up in quality and start to squeeze the lower end DSLRs, there is actually an increasing market for something that is more artful and experiential. The reason...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-21-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,259
Posted By anselwannab
You guys are arguing semantics and I'm not going...

You guys are arguing semantics and I'm not going to disagree with Stephen on the details of the camera. It sure did look like a Bessa and it had a Sony sensor, IIRC. I'm guessing Stephen's point is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-21-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,259
Posted By anselwannab
I have zero confidence or interest in an Epson...

I have zero confidence or interest in an Epson branded camera. It was a Cosina/Voigtlander camera anyways. Frankly, with the ties to Nikon, I'm surprised that they didn't bring out a digital S...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-21-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,259
Posted By anselwannab
Why still no follow-up to the R-D1?

So it has been about 13 years since the R-D1 came out. I can understand why Epson was cool on an R-D2, but I'm surprised that Leica is still alone with M mount rangefinder cameras.

Why hasn't...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-23-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,453
Posted By anselwannab
Push/pull collar AF/mf. Bigger battery or more...

Push/pull collar AF/mf.
Bigger battery or more shots

What I really think would be interesting is a portrait orientation and a 56/1.2 type lens version of the x100. X100P for portrait. That I think...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-23-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 19,143
Posted By anselwannab
Yep. Almost feels like he is limited by a...

Yep. Almost feels like he is limited by a non-compete or something.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-24-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,819
Posted By anselwannab
How easy is it to bump and shift the exposure...

How easy is it to bump and shift the exposure compensation dial? I do that on my X100T a fair amount. Either with my hand of bumping it on things. I also think it happens a lot as I pull it out of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-29-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 25,586
Posted By anselwannab
The 262 is like an M-E version of the M9. I'm...

The 262 is like an M-E version of the M9. I'm guessing that we will hear about it in 2Q16, and available in the later summer/early fall. It's not like they have any competition outside of the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-08-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 69,242
Posted By anselwannab
Vince, anymore shots or your impressions? Thanks,

Vince, anymore shots or your impressions?

Thanks,
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,529
Posted By anselwannab
Would Leica do a converter like Fuji does? Am I...

Would Leica do a converter like Fuji does? Am I banned for thinking it?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,529
Posted By anselwannab
How much would a Leica branded selfie-stick...

How much would a Leica branded selfie-stick cost.....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-03-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 69,242
Posted By anselwannab
I don't know how to reconcile Erwin and egor's...

I don't know how to reconcile Erwin and egor's data and conclusion.

From PartI of Irwin's MM-II series.





Ok, I'll be a heretic, but Irwin doesn't seem to like B&W photography and doesn't seem to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,529
Posted By anselwannab
I agree. I've been amazed at how 'wide' a 40 is...

I agree. I've been amazed at how 'wide' a 40 is on my Cl and the '35' on my x100T.

A fixed lens and an evf make,no sense to me. EVFs work well for zooms. Framing changes with focus distance with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 9,123
Posted By anselwannab
I have a 5dii and while I know the 800 and 5diii...

I have a 5dii and while I know the 800 and 5diii are better cameras, for used prices it's hard to beat the 5dii. I use it more for landscape and portraits, so the AF isn't much of an issue- that's...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,789
Posted By anselwannab
Great idea, I was looking for someway to...

Great idea, I was looking for someway to mechanically a fix it, but there are no ridges. The adhesive is a good idea.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,789
Posted By anselwannab
Eyecup for CL?

Is there an eyecup for the CL? I have glasses and some cameras with out some rubber back that end up nicking my glasses over time. Just want something small, more of a bumper than anything so it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,298
Posted By anselwannab
The woman on the left's right foot sticking out...

The woman on the left's right foot sticking out bugs me. That's what I see when I look at this picture.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-03-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,891
Posted By anselwannab
I don't buy prisms, rangefinder gear or...

I don't buy prisms, rangefinder gear or buttons.

I don't buy cameras.

I buy a tool that lets me take the pictures I want as easily, quickly, cheaply and compactly with the highest quality...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 12,025
Posted By anselwannab
I've seen this kind of data before for some gear....

I've seen this kind of data before for some gear. Does anyone keep track of the prices of Leica? I peeked at ebay and it seems some retailers haven't got the memo about the price drop. Be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 12,025
Posted By anselwannab
Just promise yourself that with the M you'll be...

Just promise yourself that with the M you'll be able to make big money by doing stock photography. ;)


I decided to buy a used 1d MKIII to augement my 5dii and limp along with my X 10 till I can get...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,415
Posted By anselwannab
It will be easy to take it away from them.....

It will be easy to take it away from them.....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 6,851
Posted By anselwannab
Agreed, when I was looking at lens prices I...

Agreed, when I was looking at lens prices I noticed an M7 is $4995. That means that we are getting a FF sensor on the ME for $500. I could understand if the CEO of Leica were reading the complaints...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 6,851
Posted By anselwannab
Yes, but here's the problem. It takes $17,000 to...

Yes, but here's the problem. It takes $17,000 to get what I would call a 'basic' Leica set-up. $7000 for the 'M' and $10,000 for a 28mm, 50mm and a 90mm lens. That's a lot of fricking money. The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 11,008
Posted By anselwannab
Didn't someone do a blind study of lenses and...

Didn't someone do a blind study of lenses and basically non one could tell one lens from the otehr consistently?

THe more I look, the better the M seems and the odder the ME seems.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,768
Posted By anselwannab
On the video, will anyone drop their Canon or...

On the video, will anyone drop their Canon or Nikon DSLRs to shoot M glass on the new M??? I'm not sure if the feature was so much aimed at current M users, but perhaps a bid to try to expand the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,768
Posted By anselwannab
That's the price I thought would be for the ME, a...

That's the price I thought would be for the ME, a true step wise change in price and something to keep Sony or Fuji from coming into the FF M market. Oh, well.




Yep, I think the market is going...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,683
Posted By anselwannab
Smile Crap, you mean I'm farther away than I...

Crap, you mean I'm farther away than I thought??

I just followed an active eBay sale that ended around there. Did sound low to me....



Monochrome with an e-ink screen on the back? ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,683
Posted By anselwannab
Maybe they'll be nice and price it near $2k for...

Maybe they'll be nice and price it near $2k for all the M8 owners that have to replace their screens and can't....

I'm guessing $3500, which is around the price I see for used M9s on ebay. M9 keeps...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-16-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,122
Posted By anselwannab
Wouldn't just saying a larger and smaller...

Wouldn't just saying a larger and smaller repeating pattern be enough to describe the Bayer and Fuju sensor patterns.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,122
Posted By anselwannab
I though that was odd too. The camera has a...

I though that was odd too. The camera has a normal shutter correct? Why open it to change lenses?


With Fuji putting this much money into developing a whole line of lenses, I don't see them...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-24-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,883
Posted By anselwannab
I thought I read somewhere that there aren't even...

I thought I read somewhere that there aren't even any development mules out in the hands of photogs for the EVIL cameras, so I don't think we'd get one just sprung on us.

I have a lot of L glass and...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-24-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,560
Posted By anselwannab
What Voigtländer lenses are retro-foucs

Getting close to pulling the trigger on a NEX. I'm interested in using M-mount lenses on it. I came across the Luminous Landscape article about NEX and M lenses and how most V-lenses are not...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,954
Posted By anselwannab
So what is Voigtlander going to do? Just make...

So what is Voigtlander going to do?

Just make lens for m43 or are they going to make bodies?

Is the idea of a 35mm frame body dead?

Been working and raising rug rats (and running the hell out of a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-01-2009
Replies: 207
Views: 33,479
Posted By anselwannab
I want the true companion camera, a 50mm (80mm...

I want the true companion camera, a 50mm (80mm eq) portrait camera. Probably not that big of a marker, but pretty unique.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,681
Posted By anselwannab
After 15 seconds I had to stop it. That guys...

After 15 seconds I had to stop it. That guys accent and Lurch looks were really annoying.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By anselwannab
Zorki6 Film Advance goes from smooth to crunchy

18 months ago my son grabbed my Z6 and half stroked it, I think. Ever since then the film advance is hard as heck. I just set it down and haven't really looked at it since, but I'd like to get it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 5,328
Posted By anselwannab
Bang off a couple of other shots to make it look...

Bang off a couple of other shots to make it look like they are not the only shot you taking. What's a couple of extra frames? "I took a picture of the fire hydrant too, and I don't see it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-30-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,358
Posted By anselwannab
It does lock up slow to shoot. Just a split...

It does lock up slow to shoot. Just a split second hesitation, 2-3 times slower than a 20D as a point of reference. Focus seems to be slow. Of course, I was hunting the most elusive of prey, an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-29-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,358
Posted By anselwannab
I got one for the wife. Her old Nikon was about...

I got one for the wife. Her old Nikon was about 4 years old and she was tired of crappy inside pics of the kids. She just takes snapshots. Fast lens, better than average (bad) sensor. Haven't...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By anselwannab
Were you driving for the car shot, or standing in...

Were you driving for the car shot, or standing in the rain in the road. Nice shot.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By anselwannab
285/283 are addictive. Mine seem to multiply,...

285/283 are addictive. Mine seem to multiply, battery holders everwhere.

They make them new now, but I think the originals were triggered by a pc cord when God said "Let there be light."
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By anselwannab
That has to be the most boring video on youtube. ...

That has to be the most boring video on youtube. Even the sideways view doesn't add tension. I wonder what people that come across that with out the background think.
Forum: RFF News 08-01-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,361
Posted By anselwannab
Embed with US Army = food, shelter, protection,...

Embed with US Army = food, shelter, protection, access with some constraints

Embed with Al Qaeda = Decapitation
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By anselwannab
I saw that too. Not very dark is that? I don't...

I saw that too. Not very dark is that? I don't havemy EV to exposure (Tv,Av) chart handy, but I thought most camera were 1 or even -1?

Why not buy an FM2n or aren't there new in the box FEM3 (what...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2008
Replies: 113
Views: 10,195
Posted By anselwannab
Guy in the trenchcoat cracks me up, the sneakers...

Guy in the trenchcoat cracks me up, the sneakers just add to it. That is a one in a billion shot, to get that clear shot of the nude thru the group of men.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 8,597
Posted By anselwannab
Anyone interested in a slightly used G9? I would...

Anyone interested in a slightly used G9?

I would like to see one of the camera companies really show some moxy and come out with a 6mp camera with better DR and Low light performance. An aperture...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 24,666
Posted By anselwannab
Scan Dual IV, Tmax 100 and 400. Color Positive...

Scan Dual IV, Tmax 100 and 400. Color Positive with 2x sampling, 16 bit color. Look at the "negative" produced and change the exposure to make sure highlights/shadows not clipped. Send to PSEIII,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,992
Posted By anselwannab
The interesting thing is that they released a...

The interesting thing is that they released a version of the pic with out the fourth missile. So did they photoshop one in, or take one out ;)

How many missiles did Saddam test today? I wonder...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-16-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 7,727
Posted By anselwannab
If I were them, when they BRing out the M9, I...

If I were them, when they BRing out the M9, I would refreshen up the M8 and rebadge it the call it the CL.

I was thinking that the cheaper lenses they were bringing out were harkening a new cheaper...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 12,996
Posted By anselwannab
Can we as RF shooters start a 'gang' sign to tell...

Can we as RF shooters start a 'gang' sign to tell other shooters to we're on to what they are doing.

To me with a street shot, you had better be able to explain to the subject why you took it. If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By anselwannab
Forget snapshots for running intel, try Google...

Forget snapshots for running intel, try Google with their street view virtual "Drive By" technology. When I'm planning run an op (trying to find real Chicago style pizza in Denver) I case out the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By anselwannab
Interesting read over on LL about how Nikon's...

Interesting read over on LL about how Nikon's board told the camera ops to kick it up a notch, leading to the D300, D3, and D700. I still think if they wanted to harken back to their hey-days in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By anselwannab
I used to think the one-term-and-you're-out path...

I used to think the one-term-and-you're-out path was the way to go, but I think it actually makes it worse. If the elected officials get changed that much, the staffers who are there for life (or go...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2008
Replies: 205
Views: 24,604
Posted By anselwannab
I use my phone to take pictures as often as I use...

I use my phone to take pictures as often as I use my Zorki to make phone calls.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-19-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,692
Posted By anselwannab
The slide film is right past the VHS tapes, but...

The slide film is right past the VHS tapes, but before the 8-tracks, across from the pet rocks.

As they didn't ask how slippery it was, or send you to the pool aisle for the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By anselwannab
IT looks like he was in an audience and was asked...

IT looks like he was in an audience and was asked a question.

Wouldn't everyone look violent and brutal compared to growing up in Switzerland?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-16-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By anselwannab
For me, the G9 is a bit too slow and beyond...

For me, the G9 is a bit too slow and beyond shooting in straight P or AV mode, it gets even slower to use.

12MP is a joke, it smears any kind of details, so I really think it is more around an...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-25-2008
Replies: 115
Views: 8,028
Posted By anselwannab
International Patriotism sounds like some kind of...

International Patriotism sounds like some kind of anarchist subtrefuge. You can't have international patriotism, by definition it has to be national.

From recent reports out of Iraq, I can just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,732
Posted By anselwannab
1) You mean the FDR that put Japanesse-Americans...

1) You mean the FDR that put Japanesse-Americans in concentration camps, and started a pre-emptive 'war' without Congressional approval in the Atlantic against the U-boats, and the guy who wanted to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,732
Posted By anselwannab
Damn, now that is funny. I liked the last one...

Damn, now that is funny.

I liked the last one with the rays of light streaming from the tree.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By anselwannab
That foam that comes in a can and expands to 10xs...

That foam that comes in a can and expands to 10xs it original size works great for the trouble areas like that round duct where light can come in.

You can't tell how light tight something is until...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By anselwannab
I think the best hope for Leica is to be bought...

I think the best hope for Leica is to be bought by someone like Sony. Doesn't the old KM have a lot of optics business that might blend with Leica's non camera business?

As a brand Sony could...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2008
Replies: 246
Views: 5,636
Posted By anselwannab
I just can't get into my Canon G9. I don't have...

I just can't get into my Canon G9. I don't have a M8 to compare to, but in form it reminds me of my CL. The shutter lag and all the other stuff going on is just too much. Shooting the G9 is like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2008
Replies: 246
Views: 5,636
Posted By anselwannab
It is kind of a shame that while dSLRs were...

It is kind of a shame that while dSLRs were gearing up that RFs couldn't make a run of it. I think too many people have dSLRs now to try to switch them over.

To be economically viable, you have to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-19-2008
Replies: 125
Views: 4,704
Posted By anselwannab
Kind of kick while you are down, but at least the...

Kind of kick while you are down, but at least the first picture for most, and the last picture for everyone, of this woman will be a nice portrait. No DMV shot, no New Years Eve half in the bag...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-15-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,169
Posted By anselwannab
MSRP of $999 and pre-order at $800, I wonder what...

MSRP of $999 and pre-order at $800, I wonder what the non-intro price will be. That is damn expensive, in my opinion. I might be more forgiving if it didn't have a 28mm lens. I guess they figure...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 1,488
Posted By anselwannab
I think the real advantage is teh ability to...

I think the real advantage is teh ability to instant feedbacka nd the ability to share pics via the internet.

As to machine-gunning it. I have two small kids, and with all their gyrations and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,999
Posted By anselwannab
On the whole 'Just say no thanks' to the...

On the whole 'Just say no thanks' to the business, that may not even be an out. You could actually look to see if photographers have shot gay cerimonies. If you haven't, you'd be guilty of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-07-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 4,801
Posted By anselwannab
A little late aren't you? The camera came out in...

A little late aren't you? The camera came out in 1980. What's next, and article on why you think Reagan is going to beat Carter?

;)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-01-2008
Replies: 195
Views: 17,053
Posted By anselwannab
Aftermarket wind lever?

Aftermarket wind lever?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-01-2008
Replies: 195
Views: 17,053
Posted By anselwannab
I guess the big question is how much? I would...

I guess the big question is how much? I would have liked either a wide angle or a portrait lens.

If a nice used BEssa or Zeiss is going for $500-700 on 3-bay, what are they going to sell this for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-01-2008
Replies: 195
Views: 17,053
Posted By anselwannab
This thread seems to have database issues of...

This thread seems to have database issues of posts out of order?

What is the focal length and f-stop of the lens? looks like f/3.5?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 1,274
Posted By anselwannab
Damn, I thought I was just starting to think...

Damn, I thought I was just starting to think faster.....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-29-2008
Replies: 223
Views: 12,979
Posted By anselwannab
A saphirre rear display? How about a $0.99 cent...

A saphirre rear display? How about a $0.99 cent plastic stick on cover.

Maybe they are putting in new shutters? The new sensor isn't ready, so they are going to try to sell the shutters as mods?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 1,268
Posted By anselwannab
Is it me. or does it seem like there have been...

Is it me. or does it seem like there have been more M4 cameras for sale on this site? I don't have an M4 or M6, but when I shoot my meterless Zorki, I find that I am having a running conversation in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-27-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 12,057
Posted By anselwannab
Why would you need such a lens if you are going...

Why would you need such a lens if you are going to shoot the whole Moon landing on a sound stage? Just turn the lights up.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-26-2008
Replies: 195
Views: 17,053
Posted By anselwannab
I would think that it would be a larger negative...

I would think that it would be a larger negative size, like 6x9. With the 1DsIII at 20+mp, I would think that 6x4.5 would be not viable, unless there is a digital back coming sometime.

I'd love a...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 3,136
Posted By anselwannab
Enjoy your welfare checks! I bought a house in...

Enjoy your welfare checks!

I bought a house in 2006 and got a 30 year loan, after my loan officer looked at me like I was an idiot, and questioned where I got my MBA. The thing that irks me is that...
Forum: Off Topic 01-22-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By anselwannab
40oz, wow. You make Calista Flockheart look like...

40oz, wow. You make Calista Flockheart look like a fatty!

If you say something on a photography forum that is going to get you fired or keep you from getting a job, you are either doing something...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,850
Posted By anselwannab
When I saw 200 posts, I thought this was an old...

When I saw 200 posts, I thought this was an old thread!!

How can a 35/1.4 be Sooooo much smaller than a 35/1.2?
Forum: Off Topic 01-18-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By anselwannab
Ha, that's not a Leica, its a Zorki 6! The only...

Ha, that's not a Leica, its a Zorki 6! The only camera that I trust my 2 year to hold!

Thanks everyone for the funny and thoughtful comments!

Using real names didn't seem to help photo.net be more...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-17-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,649
Posted By anselwannab
I love my CL. I bought in person at Nat Cam and...

I love my CL. I bought in person at Nat Cam and found the meter stuck from time to time. They stepped up and re-imbursed me to have DAG do a CLA on it. The CL is at the corner of the envelope of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-17-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,649
Posted By anselwannab
I've heard that people recycle photo's, but I...

I've heard that people recycle photo's, but I don't think that's cool. Considering I think the nicest thing about it is that it looks real clean, I'd straighten out what you are actually getting...
Forum: Off Topic 01-17-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By anselwannab
Forum Civility over Beauty

Considering the spat of threads with bad blood and such this week, what if in the name of civility we made it so that your avatar had to be a picture of the poster? People have said that the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By anselwannab
I use way to many quotes from FMJ in my everyday...

I use way to many quotes from FMJ in my everyday life. The story about how Emry got the DI roll is interesting too.

Vision Quest was also an interesting movie he made. Nver knew he could speak so...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-16-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By anselwannab
I think that is why you have go the route of the...

I think that is why you have go the route of the Nikon F mount, not Canon EOS. You have to add some sugar to make people want to 'upgrade' to the new lenses. Some backwards compatibility, but not...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-16-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By anselwannab
I think you nailed it on the head about the...

I think you nailed it on the head about the lenses. To make it economically viable, you have to sell lenses. But with out the M mount, you face an up hill battle for adoption. If it were my...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-16-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By anselwannab
The hope I have for a Sony and a dRF is that Sony...

The hope I have for a Sony and a dRF is that Sony will see it as a way to be seen as a serious camera company. My guess is that's why Epson got in on the RD-1, to try to sell printers.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By anselwannab
I got married there, and my wife and kids just...

I got married there, and my wife and kids just went down from Denver a few weeks ago. Great hotel.

The most amazing thing is when our wedding reception ended at midnight, the army of people who...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-10-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 9,284
Posted By anselwannab
I have/had a G9 and I liked it pretty much. I...

I have/had a G9 and I liked it pretty much. I try to do the weekly assignment on Fred Miranda, and getting this shot and developed from my CL was too hard. I travel a lot, so I wanted a rugged...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By anselwannab
I double-dog-dare Mr. K to come out with a medium...

I double-dog-dare Mr. K to come out with a medium format camera. Boy, that would be retro. I'd like it to be 6x9, maybe with a fixed wide angle lens in the 50-65mm range.

With the D300 and D3 out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By anselwannab
To be perfectly frank, the only trully...

To be perfectly frank, the only trully environmentally friendly thing to do is kill yourself. Everything else is just a degree of bad. Don't shoot youself, that uses lead. To be trully green, walk...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By anselwannab
I agree with the dust brush comments. I think I...

I agree with the dust brush comments. I think I do a 4x sample at 3200dpi. Why scan it once, de-dust it and curve it at a lower DPI and then have to do it all over again later?

I just printed some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By anselwannab
Just out of curosity, what was the exchange that...

Just out of curosity, what was the exchange that promted the one-finger salute? I think your chances of winning people over goes down exponentially when you flip them the bird.

Mark
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By anselwannab
To me, it needs thin negatives. It seems to be...

To me, it needs thin negatives. It seems to be able to pull things out of the film in the clear areas that I can't see with the naked eye.

I use the included software, but I scan in color pos mode...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By anselwannab
Just out of curiosity, with a digital sensor , If...

Just out of curiosity, with a digital sensor , If you shot in RAW mode at +1EV and then in the RAW editor you cut it back, would you end up at basically the set ISO, but maybe have less noise....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By anselwannab
I guess you could get a shorter wife. Almost...

I guess you could get a shorter wife.

Almost like a 'boob shot' camera. Point it at womens faces and it takes a picture of their chest.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-17-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,895
Posted By anselwannab
I agree with the learning curve comment. Besides...

I agree with the learning curve comment. Besides DPI, bit depth , and DMAX, there are a host of other variables, like negative density, software used, scanning technique.

The good thing is that al...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-15-2007
Replies: 202
Views: 51,101
Posted By anselwannab
I still think that as the digital market gets...

I still think that as the digital market gets saturated people are goingto look at differentiating themselves ala the Sigma DP1.

I could see a 4/3 fixed lens camera with a 12-50 lens that is f2.0...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
Exactly. I couldn't get a 285HV to fire off the...

Exactly.

I couldn't get a 285HV to fire off the shoe, so I thought I would try to slave it. I have a digital Wein slave trigger and a regular peanut trigger. With the G9 in Av to Tv mode I have to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-13-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
Got my G9 on Friday and spent the weekend with...

Got my G9 on Friday and spent the weekend with it. Whoever said that it isn't pocketable should stop wearing skin tight pants. I didn't have any trouble with in a pants pocket, even in a t-shirt...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-07-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 6,996
Posted By anselwannab
My Leica CL I leave in my pocket, my Canon F1 I...

My Leica CL I leave in my pocket, my Canon F1 I leave at home.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-05-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 13,221
Posted By anselwannab
I would think that some of the gun paints at a...

I would think that some of the gun paints at a place like Brownells might work well. The whole brass thing is what is throwing me off. Haven't painted much brass. I think they have different gloss...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 10-31-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 4,224
Posted By anselwannab
I do Fred Miranda's weekly comp, more in the past...

I do Fred Miranda's weekly comp, more in the past than recently due to a new kid. A week is a good amount of time, for digital. Add in development and scanning time, and a week may be too fast. I...
Forum: Off Topic 10-28-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 5,105
Posted By anselwannab
Revived from the dead again!!!! I told my wife...

Revived from the dead again!!!!

I told my wife that I would stop buying black cameras when she stops buying black shoes. My Canon G9 arrives in two weeks.

Mark
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,777
Posted By anselwannab
I was born left eyed, and I'm not going to change...

I was born left eyed, and I'm not going to change becasue society wants me to. Can't you just accept me the way I am, and not try to make me conform to your suburban, oppressive right eyed shooting...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 4,410
Posted By anselwannab
I'd like to see them do a FF 35mm sensor first.

I'd like to see them do a FF 35mm sensor first.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,083
Posted By anselwannab
I thought there was a likeness to Che in the...

I thought there was a likeness to Che in the potato chip on the ground.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-24-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By anselwannab
Just checked, my 2200 is still here and working,...

Just checked, my 2200 is still here and working, so I'm OK. Ink is getting tougher to find lcoally though.

Mark
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-10-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 4,079
Posted By anselwannab
New cameras coming??? Mark

New cameras coming???

Mark
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By anselwannab
I'll have to ask my attorney about that. Mark

I'll have to ask my attorney about that.

Mark
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By anselwannab
So as long as you use foriegners, you can...

So as long as you use foriegners, you can commercially use their pictures?

Why would anyone use sites like Flickr? How hacked off is your family going to be when their pics are used in Herpes or...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By anselwannab
It's all about the North American Union!!!! At...

It's all about the North American Union!!!! At parity, it makes easier for Canada to slip in as the 51st state (or America the 11th province)! Watch out for the Black helicopters!!!!!
Forum: Off Topic 09-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By anselwannab
I don't know if those were 'real' cops or...

I don't know if those were 'real' cops or security officers for the university. Smacking around a cop roughing up your buddy is a Bozo No-no legally, but private security officers I don't know. All...
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By anselwannab
Cleaveland Steamer...

Cleaveland Steamer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_steamer)

Glad to say I had to look it up, once again wikipedia (wiki-pornia?) to the rescue.

Mark
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By anselwannab
The questioner seems to be a jack-ass, but that...

The questioner seems to be a jack-ass, but that aint illegal. You take questions from the audience at a University, get ready for some odd stuff.

I think it was Bob Kerry who visited my college...
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By anselwannab
Cuffed, fried and stuffed!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE

Seems like anytime that some photographer gets hassled, someone eventually blames Bush for it. See the attached video of a kid getting cuffed, fried, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 3,846
Posted By anselwannab
We need that "Shroud of Turin" printer. B&W only...

We need that "Shroud of Turin" printer. B&W only and it seems to have some permanence, except if you try to burn it.

Mark
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By anselwannab
Whenever people give me that compensating comment...

Whenever people give me that compensating comment when I'm using my 70-200/2.8, I just tell them that I consider it a small lens.

Mark
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By anselwannab
Make sure the flash supports rear-curtian sync. ...

Make sure the flash supports rear-curtian sync. Sounds like a lot of gear for one photoshoot, but then again, the old stuff is so cheap now.

Good excuse to buy a T90, 35/2 and a 300 flash?

I'm a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By anselwannab
Let it snow, let it snow......

https://home.comcast.net/~markmryan/photocomps/FrontierSNOW.jpg


https://home.comcast.net/~markmryan/photocomps/FrontierSNOW2.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 09-01-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By anselwannab
Why don't they make bathroom stalls go all the...

Why don't they make bathroom stalls go all the way to floor? Viola, no more problem.

I don't get the airport bathroom as a place too. You have to have a ticket to get in there (it was a secure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By anselwannab
From my time in the state of Missery, Jed might...

From my time in the state of Missery, Jed might actually be middle of the road.

My Missouri budies always had good jokes about Arkansas. They didn't like it when I pointed out that in the other 48...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,630
Posted By anselwannab
I think the big thing is that beyond stock...

I think the big thing is that beyond stock photography, it sounds like you have to become a salesman who sells photographs, not an artist that makes art. Nothing wrong with that, but I think most of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By anselwannab
I usually scan stuff on my DS IV in color pos...

I usually scan stuff on my DS IV in color pos mode and desaturate and invert. I was trying to do some stuff fast last week and decided to scan pos to save time. I would have thought they would be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-26-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,188
Posted By anselwannab
You are absolutely wrong and right. There is no...

You are absolutely wrong and right. There is no rationale reason for Sony to get into the market. And if they didn't have any inate experience from the Hexar, I'd say the chances are...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-26-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,188
Posted By anselwannab
I agree that the Zeiss Sony line will be...

I agree that the Zeiss Sony line will be interesting if they can put the FF Sensor in the Ikon. I have to say, I think the sensor is more fitting for a dRF than a dSLR aimed at sports pros.

I has...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-25-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,188
Posted By anselwannab
I always find in it interesting when people say...

I always find in it interesting when people say that since it is a Leica they have to have a 36x24 sensor. Wasn't it Leica that really shok things up by taking everyone from 120 film to 35mm film. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 10,398
Posted By anselwannab
Is the composite B&W side by side mislabelled? ...

Is the composite B&W side by side mislabelled? The individual shots the V750 looks soft and lower contast, but is reversed in teh side-by-side?

I guess I'm a barbarian, but with some color and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,630
Posted By anselwannab
istockphoto drove me nuts with 'artifacting' and...

istockphoto drove me nuts with 'artifacting' and copyright issues, usually small signs or 'art work' in the picture. The problem is that they never really say what is exactly wrong.

I think I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,630
Posted By anselwannab
Weddings? I'm trying to sell some stuff on a...

Weddings?

I'm trying to sell some stuff on a stock website, istockphoto. I've four pictures up for a month and made $2.36. It is going to be a while before a pay for my equipement.

It will be...
Forum: Off Topic 08-21-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 4,256
Posted By anselwannab
Humm, is it East of West Germany, or West of East...

Humm, is it East of West Germany, or West of East Germany?

That wasn't bad, just don't ask me about the 'stans.

Mark
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-21-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,041
Posted By anselwannab
Hub, I missunderstood your first post, I thought...

Hub,

I missunderstood your first post, I thought you were getting one from your grandfather, not looking to buy one.

While I won't dissaude you from buying a CL, I wouldn't make it my first RF. I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
That is a really interesting question. I hope...

That is a really interesting question. I hope someone with a G series Fetish can answer it.

Mark
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
DP has some test shots up. iso80 outside looks...

DP has some test shots up. iso80 outside looks nice, up to 200 inside on teh kid looks OK, 400 shot of the little girls face is showing a lot of noise. Might be OK B&W or small.

Be nice if they...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
That is an interesting question. How much lower...

That is an interesting question. How much lower is the s/n ratio ability getting as sites get smaller. Smaller sites now, but have the boosted the s/n?

The lenses is an interesting point. Smaller...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
Dpreview says the G5 has a 1/1.8 sensor? I...

Dpreview says the G5 has a 1/1.8 sensor?

I agree, I've been looking for G5.

Mark
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
Yea, the sensor is dimensionally challenged, and...

Yea, the sensor is dimensionally challenged, and that's why I thought is was raw that they took out RAW on the G7. I would much rather see a 24-105eq lens at 2.0-2.8, but what do I know.

I would...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,207
Posted By anselwannab
Canon G9

Just saw on DPreview that Canon is bringing out the G9 (skip G8? no summit?) with RAW! 12MP, 35-210mm (eq.) lens at f2.8-4.8. Not bad. Nice to see that they listened about the RAW. Wish the lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,547
Posted By anselwannab
The specs may be close to a 1D, but by the nature...

The specs may be close to a 1D, but by the nature of having a smaller mirror, the 40D is still going to have a lot less nice VF then a 1Ds version. Yeah, it is an improvement, but since wouldn't you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,547
Posted By anselwannab
IS the 14bit picture new? Is the use of cross...

IS the 14bit picture new?
Is the use of cross type sensors new for the AF points other than the center one?

Live Preview is interesting, but the "silent modes" are more intriuging.
Finally auto...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-16-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,041
Posted By anselwannab
My guess is from your post is that a CL is...

My guess is from your post is that a CL is available to you. Being low cost (free) would make it an excellent camera.

Like Yogi said, "If you come to a fork in the road; take it."
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By anselwannab
To shock a camera just yell at it.... "Your...

To shock a camera just yell at it....

"Your mother was a disposable camera and your father an APS P&S!!!!"

That should get under the leatherette of any camera.

Mark
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-15-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,041
Posted By anselwannab
I have a CL and shoot it regularly. Someone...

I have a CL and shoot it regularly. Someone above is correct. Since it takes M glass, it is the smallest, highest quality camera in existance. Add in natural (to me) matched needle metering and it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By anselwannab
It doesn't matter if it is stolen or it was...

It doesn't matter if it is stolen or it was bought.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By anselwannab
If none of those three work, use a blow...

If none of those three work, use a blow torch.

An alcohol, a ketone, and some apliphatic hydrocarbons. If what you are trying to clean doesn't come off with that, you might try an aromatic based...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-06-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Posted By anselwannab
I sold my first pic on istockphoto last week and...

I sold my first pic on istockphoto last week and got $0.22.

And back in college I shot some family and friends weddings for beer.

I would never suggest paying photographers in beer.

Mark
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 4,048
Posted By anselwannab
My thoughts exactly, but I think they would go...

My thoughts exactly, but I think they would go straight to digital. Bring out a dCL with a 1.6 sensor or wait until the M9 is near ready and bring out a dCL with the 1.3 sensor, and then the M9 with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 4,048
Posted By anselwannab
Is this in response to people buying cheaper...

Is this in response to people buying cheaper Zeiss and Cosina lenses. Maybe not as fast as the others, but you get the Leica name.

I first read it at DPreview and from that I got that they were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By anselwannab
I'll second rolling your own film. There is a...

I'll second rolling your own film. There is a bit of a pucker factor the first time you load it, but after that I can do it my sleep. I even do plastic film canisters so when I travel I can just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By anselwannab
Let's not make this harder than it is, especially...

Let's not make this harder than it is, especially for the B&W portion. Does anyone really print of a 4x6 of everything?

Just make a contact sheet of the negatives, or get a loupe and look at the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-25-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 7,033
Posted By anselwannab
Kind of funny, at the bottom of the main page...

Kind of funny, at the bottom of the main page there is an add for a aused Mamiya 7 and 43mm lens.

Mark
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By anselwannab
Less than the film body? I wonder what will...

Less than the film body?

I wonder what will happen first? 4/3 and APS sensors get into P&S cameras, or RF companies bring out more cameras.

If an 4/3 APS unit comes out with a fast lens and low...
Forum: Off Topic 07-16-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 2,601
Posted By anselwannab
Genius is not remembering where you heard...

Genius is not remembering where you heard something before.

Mark
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2007
Replies: 108
Views: 7,991
Posted By anselwannab
Humm, RD-2 with this new sensor? Hasn't this FF...

Humm, RD-2 with this new sensor?

Hasn't this FF nikon been vapor/rumor ware for like two years now?

Someone said d200 prices are down. It would really be a kick in crotch if Canon gets lapped...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-13-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 9,167
Posted By anselwannab
There was just something about Norway having the...

There was just something about Norway having the greatest proportion of millionaires per capita in the world. I wonder if that has anything to do with the lack of M8's?

Mark
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By anselwannab
On the film advance, do you have any pictures...

On the film advance, do you have any pictures with overlap with another pic. If the film is still in strips, look at the gap between frames and if it varies.

Mark
Forum: RFF Polls 07-09-2007
Replies: 283
Views: 21,691
Posted By anselwannab
Canon 20D with 17-40f4, 50/1.4, 70-200/2.8IS with...

Canon 20D with 17-40f4, 50/1.4, 70-200/2.8IS with a Minolta CL with 40/2 and 85/2. Add in a tripod and Viv285.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By anselwannab
Toddler proof, interesting. Wish it had a faster...

Toddler proof, interesting.

Wish it had a faster lens. f/4.7? Maybe a faster lens would make for better low ligh tpics, though they probably want lots of depth of field for the pics anyway.

Mark
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-06-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By anselwannab
Load you own film in plastic film canisters and...

Load you own film in plastic film canisters and keep it in your pocket ;)

Mark
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-05-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By anselwannab
Film on Demand Subscription Idea

I've been reading a lot of posts about digital rangefinders, developing film, and scanning. They all seem to be in the same vein; how do you get your images from the camera to a digital format. A...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,789
Posted By anselwannab
I'll second the 40mm Minolta. I have one on my...

I'll second the 40mm Minolta. I have one on my CL and I am very plesenty surprised with it. Very good quality. It is wide enough to get a pretty good wide angle feel, but its not like a true wide...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By anselwannab
I'm not a fan of electonic do-dads, but I do like...

I'm not a fan of electonic do-dads, but I do like auto iso reading of film canisters. I don't push or pull film that much, so I'd rather have the default iso set and go from there.

There are two...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By anselwannab
Tony's price and margins would go up, if I get...

Tony's price and margins would go up, if I get the jist of what people are saying. The ruling is about manufacturers being able to stop people from selling at below a bottom price. So Tony's price...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By anselwannab
It's not like you can set your competitors...

It's not like you can set your competitors minumum pricing. Even beyond the classic and the neoclassic theories, these are not commodities. Everything is branded now a days. Gas, water, someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By anselwannab
Can it get passed in LA so we can stop the...

Can it get passed in LA so we can stop the non-stop coverage of Paris Hilton?

I guess news crews would fall under this. I wonder if you need a blanket permit or a specific permit? 10 minutes for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-28-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By anselwannab
I'm still hoping that Canon screwed up the G7 to...

I'm still hoping that Canon screwed up the G7 to leave space for an APS-c camera.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-26-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By anselwannab
Huhhmm. I have a 70-200/2.8L IS and I consider...

Huhhmm. I have a 70-200/2.8L IS and I consider it to be small...

I have a fool proof way to get RF's back in style. Let's start a rumor that SLRs cause cancer, no, no, no - Global Warming.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By anselwannab
I guess digital wins again!!! Although my 20D...

I guess digital wins again!!!

Although my 20D was giving me some really odd jpg artifacts this weekend.

Mark
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By anselwannab
Oh my God, oh my god, arrrrgghhh.

My son tried to grab my CL tonight, so I got it first and snapped a pic of him even though I knew there was no film in it. (He's two, he doesn't know the difference, and at least he's stopped buggin...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-22-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By anselwannab
Get and 11x14 view camera and contact print!!!

Get and 11x14 view camera and contact print!!!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-20-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By anselwannab
Ha, I've kept my Canon F1new also. What a...

Ha, I've kept my Canon F1new also. What a war-horse with that match needle and all that cheap FD glass out there. You can even pull the pentaprism off and shoot it from waistlevel.

Mark
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-20-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By anselwannab
To me the MF film option looked best for wide...

To me the MF film option looked best for wide angle shots. Besides my Zokri and CL that I use for travel, I use a 20D. In wide angle shots, the 20D can't resolve fine details like branches and and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,537
Posted By anselwannab
TJV and ISO, you don't think a B&W only camera...

TJV and ISO, you don't think a B&W only camera would fly, but you want one with out a screen? Turn the dang thing off of you don't like it. The vast majority of great RF pics are B&W. Yes,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,537
Posted By anselwannab
Here is how I see it: Full Frame sensors will...

Here is how I see it:

Full Frame sensors will never be common place, as in P&S cameras. SLRs maybe, the overall market no. There is not need for someone taking family pics to lug around all that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,605
Posted By anselwannab
My understanding is that with out a colored...

My understanding is that with out a colored lens, the sensor gets all the light that strikes it, not just the Red, green or blue.

Seems to me you could have big and small sensors like the FUJi and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,605
Posted By anselwannab
How about this sports fans, the SD14 has it so...

How about this sports fans, the SD14 has it so that you can remove the filter and make it IR capable.

What if you could remove the Bayer or this filter and make it just black and white? Wouldn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By anselwannab
I thought the models would have different...

I thought the models would have different ears.

Mark
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,605
Posted By anselwannab
CNN...

CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/06/14/low.light.photos.ap/index.html)

Doubles the light sensativity sounds good to the lay-person. I wonder if the quantum effieciency would be better for...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,679
Posted By anselwannab
No Frank, you're misunderstanding. If you see...

No Frank, you're misunderstanding. If you see this as white-hat/black-hat kind of cowboy movie, you are a bit naive. People complain that the deniers have this profit and power motive to squash...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,679
Posted By anselwannab
People point out the entities that have a vested...

People point out the entities that have a vested interest in stopping the re-working of our economy and way of life, but what about the people who are inside the GW industry? GE is a big fan of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 3,846
Posted By anselwannab
Get an inorganic substrate, with a fluoropolymer...

Get an inorganic substrate, with a fluoropolymer ink with inorganic pigments if you want to live forever.

I guess if we are talking digital process images, why worry about multi-century permanence? ...
Forum: Off Topic 06-01-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By anselwannab
I'm surprised he didn't get popped. Entering a...

I'm surprised he didn't get popped. Entering a tunnel into New York City with a truck that is too big, ignoring stop commands, and being from Texas. That won't get you far.

Since everything is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-31-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By anselwannab
The interesting thing would be if Cosina now...

The interesting thing would be if Cosina now brings out a Bessa version for less. If an R3a is $500, what could a RD-1 be, especially if you kept the same sensor, which I would be fine with. A...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-29-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 10,410
Posted By anselwannab
Does a negative and a negative make a...

Does a negative and a negative make a positive?

Mark
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By anselwannab
I hope Barak O'Hillary wins next year so we can...

I hope Barak O'Hillary wins next year so we can stop blaming George for every ignorant, ill-informed act that people in psuedo power make.

The comment about the futility of stopping photos of the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,078
Posted By anselwannab
You got to hand it to her, she knew she had to...

You got to hand it to her, she knew she had to cock the shutter before the next shot, in the this day of APS cameras and motor drives, I wonder how many young people would know to cock the shutter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By anselwannab
They aren't mine. Maybe another Ansel wanna be...

They aren't mine. Maybe another Ansel wanna be trying to recreate some Ansel shots.

You'd think they could try to link the emulsuion or something else to Ansel's work. Maybe even finger...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By anselwannab
I use the standard software too, but for B&W scan...

I use the standard software too, but for B&W scan as a color pos and then invert in PSE3. It seems to tame the shadows and highlights better.

You can manually focus it, I've never tried. From my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-15-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,360
Posted By anselwannab
The M-mount digital camera is the equivelent of...

The M-mount digital camera is the equivelent of the horse-less carriage. People are trying to take old, famliar paradigms and apply them to new technology.

What we need is the next revolutionary,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-10-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By anselwannab
I bought mine retail for about $300 three (?!)...

I bought mine retail for about $300 three (?!) years ago. Been a solid performer.

I scan B&W in Color Pos mode and then convert in PSE4. I've posted about my process before. All my pics at RFF...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By anselwannab
You cheap *******s !!! ;) Everyone wants...

You cheap *******s !!! ;)

Everyone wants something for free. IF and when e-film came out, it would be more expensive than an M8. Why do all that work, and then cut yourself out of the money you'd...
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